England’s most capped T20I player Jenny Gunn retires from international cricket

The Statesman

The Statesman

Author 2019-10-16 17:00:00

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Jenny Gunn (R) retires from international cricket. (Photo: England and Wales Cricket Board Website)

England all-rounder Jenny Gunn, who is the country’s most capped player in T20Is, has called time on her international career.

After making her debut in 2004, Gunn made 259 appearances for England, winning three World Cups and five Ashes series. Only Charlotte Edwards (with 309) has represented England Women more than Gunn.

The Nottingham-born cricketer has represented the Three Lions 104 times in the shortest format of the game and has scored 682 runs along with 75 wickets against her name.

“I have made one of the hardest decisions and decided the time has come to retire from international cricket. I started as a young kid playing the game I loved for fun and I could only dream of becoming a professional cricketer,” Gunn was quoted as saying on the official website of England and Wales Cricket Board.

“I’ve been lucky enough to play in some great teams and to be part of some amazing battles over the years but as a small girl I always said I wanted to put a World Cup medal next to my dad’s European Cup winner’s medal, and there are now three of them next to his medal on the mantelpiece!” she added.

Thanking her friends and family who stood by her, the 33-year-old said, “I’m so grateful for the support throughout my career and I couldn’t have done it without my friends.”

“But most of all, I couldn’t have done it without my family, all of whom have been there for me every step of the way.”

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